What BOTOX® Treatment is Like
If you're considering BOTOX® to treat your Chronic Migraine, you may be wondering: what's it like?
5 quick things you should know about BOTOX® treatment
1It prevents headaches and migraines before they even start. BOTOX® prevents on average 8 or 9 headache days and migraine/probable migraine days a month (vs 6 to 7 for placebo) at 24 weeks.
2It's given every 12 weeks. It will take 2 treatments, 12 weeks apart to determine how well BOTOX® is working for you. If you don’t get treated every 12 weeks, you may not get the full benefit of BOTOX®.
3It's a small needle. People say that the injections feel like tiny pinpricks.
4It's injected by a BOTOX® specialist. This is a doctor who's experienced in treating with BOTOX®.
5It takes about 15 minutes. The injections take about 15 minutes, and are done right in your doctor's office.
BOTOX® Chronic Migraine | What Is Treatment Like?Bonnie BOTOX® (onabotulinumtoxinA) answers questions about BOTOX® treatment. Alissa hates needles, and wants to know what treatment is like. Bonnie explains that BOTOX® is 31 injections altogether and the injections take about 15 minutes per session. Injections are not painful, but you may feel mild discomfort. In fact, most people say they feel like tiny pinpricks. And you can go home right away. As far as side effects, Bonnie explains, in clinical trials the most common side effect was neck pain, which was experienced by 9% of BOTOX® patients (vs. 3% for placebo). People also experienced other side effects. Your doctor can also answer any questions you might have...
Not all doctors are experienced in treating Chronic Migraine with BOTOX®.
Want to know more about what treatment is like?
Headache specialists focus specifically on headache disorders, which means they're the best people to help you figure out what type of treatment is right for you. However, not all specialists are trained to inject BOTOX®—so to start treatment, you'll need to find one who is.
The injections take about 15 minutes, and are done right in your doctor's office. The needles used for BOTOX® treatment are very small. People say that the injections feel like tiny pinpricks.
BOTOX® is injected into shallow muscles, not too deeply beneath the skin. Each treatment involves 31 injections in 7 key areas of the head and neck.
Treatment every 12 weeks
Chronic Migraine is just that—a chronic condition that benefits from preventive treatment. If you don't get treated every 12 weeks, you may not get the full benefit of BOTOX®. You will start with 2 treatments, 12 weeks apart. Reduction in headache days may improve over the course of 24 weeks. From there on out, you and your doctor will decide what's right for you, with retreatment recommended every 12 weeks.
Did you know that with the BOTOX® Savings Card, eligible people can save on BOTOX® treatment?